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Henry Ford Health System Gastroenterology-Nurse Supervisor- Ambulatory in Detroit, Michigan


Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Administration, assumes accountability for a clinic/department with eight or more staff members. (i.e. RNs, MAs, CSRs, etc.) Provides first line management responsibilities including clinical leadership and supervisory support to an assigned clinic/department. Performs duties of a Registered Nurse in the coordination and delivery of quality compassionate patient care. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to provide, delegate, supervise and document care and teaching of patients and families. Works in partnership with the Nurse Manager, the health care team and medical group leaders to ensure a quality practice setting that supports professional nursing practice and quality patient care. Demonstrates clinical competence. Participates in planning and budget development.


  • Supervises a minimum group of eight or more staff.

  • Performs leadership function approximately 70% of the time and duties of a Registered Nurse the remaining 30%.

  • Participates in the selection, orientation, and training of new staff; and validation of competency.

  • Completes performance appraisals.

  • Schedules staff and distributes work assignments.

  • Monitors work flow and makes appropriate work assignment adjustments.

  • Provides professional expertise as needed.

  • Develops an educational plan to address staff development.

  • Works collaboratively with staff and providers to deliver the Henry Ford experience.

Physical Assessment

  • Performs physical assessment on patient as determined necessary and/or designated by a physician/physician extender.

  • Examines wounds/injuries and reports status to physician/physician extender.

  • Recognizes significant and common abnormal lab results and changes in health status, and takes appropriate action.

  • Communicates information to physician/physician extender.

  • Performs rounds to evaluate patients.

Psycho-Social Assessment

  • Performs assessments health habits (smoking, alcohol use, dietary, drugs); safety issues (safety of home, driving, seat belts); availability of support systems (family network, coping mechanisms);

  • Observes and reports emotional stability of patient to physician/physician extender.


  • Reviews labs and x-rays data, and notifies physician/physician extender of abnormal results.

  • Develops and evaluates nursing patient care treatment plans, based on nursing diagnosis.

Clinical Practice

  • Seeks to understand and incorporate both safe practices and evidence-based practices into daily nursing care.

  • Directs and delegates nursing care based on patient acuity and staff competency that is consistent with the nurse’s obligation to provide optimum patient care.

  • Performs resuscitative procedures.

  • Performs diagnostic procedures.

  • Documents in the EHR.


  • Triage occurs via the telephone or through direct patient contact.

  • Assesses patient complaints, and advises patients, according to established protocols.

  • Directs patient to appropriate care area upon completion of triage evaluation.

  • Refers patient to home health care and community agencies.


  • Initiates social services and Home Health Care referrals for discharge.

  • Resolves patient complaints, or refers complaint to appropriate others for resolution.

  • Collaborates with other disciplines as necessary regarding patient condition.

  • Collaborates with family and community resources for patient home care, upon direction or within a protocol.

Quality Assurance

  • Participates in departmental/divisional Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement Programs.

  • Maintains compliance with regulatory standards regarding practice, environment and documentation.


  • Upholds goals, policies, procedures, and expectations of Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG).  Maintains standards of regulatory agencies.

  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, Quality Assurance Program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  • Supports the mission, vision, and values of HFMG.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Current license to practice in the State of Michigan as a Registered Nurse.

  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing or related field required.

  • Successful completion of Henry Ford Medical Group Pharmacology test.

  • Current BLS or ACLS certification per HFHS policy.

  • Clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to formulate effective nursing care plans.

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of professional nursing services.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, and medical group personnel.

  • Two to three years of nursing experience in a clinical environment.

  • Leadership experience preferred.

  • Basic computer knowledge and keyboarding skills.

  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Working Conditions

  • Works in a patient care setting with possible exposure to communicable diseases.

  • May require heavy lifting of patients and/or equipment.


    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more,


    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

    and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

    benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.